Deep Into Islam At Night

Watch the Real Whirling Dervishes
Highlights
  • Night tour for the die-hards to understand Islam.
  • Introduction to Sufi culture and music.
  • Visit Suleymaniye mosque after the evening prayer
  • Great dinner at a traditional restaurant
  • Private tours of 2-8 people only.
  • Local and expert tour guides.
Included

Guiding fee of a professional guide

Small group private tour

Hotel pickup

Transport between venues

Admission to the Islamic order

Whirling Dervish ceremony

Excluded
  • Dinner
Meeting Point

We meet you personally at your hotel. Please do let us know your hotel details so we can organize your pickup.

 

When

This tour runs on Mondays only ( except on Ramadan)

Exact hours to be confirmed according to sunset but expect around 7pm – 11pm

Price

Private groups: we charge a base price of 350Euros for two people. Please add 50Euros for every additional person.

No children under 12 years old please.

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Night tour to understand Islam


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Night tour for the Die-Hards! Not for the regular tourist!

The night tour to understand Islam is for people with a certain mindset and have flexibility should the conditions at the order change for our visit.

This is not a show designed for tourists, we visit an actual and ancient Islamic order where they perform their spirituality. We are only welcome as visitors who have a deep interest and hopefully understanding of spirituality in Islam.

The night tour to understand Islam tour visits the order of Jerrahi in their territory. Jerrahis are a traditional Muslim Sufi order. Their ritual is completely different and it’s called a zikr.

It includes live music so it’s also a door to understand Islamic culture. The head convention in Karagumruk is very traditional and the zikr runs every Monday.

Our night tour to understand Islam runs in this order:

-Meet your private guide at your hotel and transfer to Suleymaniye.

-Visit Suleymaniye Mosque before evening prayer. It’s a truly mystic atmosphere.

-Dinner at a very traditional Turkish Restaurant, vegetarians are well catered.

-Talk about Islam, orders, and spirituality until the night prayer

-Private transfer to Karagumruk where the order is located.

-Watch the Jerrahi zikr for about 1,5 hours in their own territory.

-Photography or video will not be allowed.

-Men and women sit in seperate areas and there’s a strict dress code.

-This tour does not run in Ramadan.

There are lots of restrictions involved with the Night Tour To Understand Islam as this is not a touristic occasion. It’s very real, and we promise it is the most interesting event you’ll ever see in a Muslim country.

This tour runs only on Mondays and starts at 350Euros for a private group.

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